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#41 rwfan007

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

^^ This. I just don't think we have enough pieces to think about winning yet.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:07 AM

looking at the schedule for 09/10, the lions' chances of winning 6 games are at least favorable. i believe they're capable of that and more but i'm going to step out on faith that this new staff and the attitude they bring will amount to at least 6 victories.

that would be a stellar improvement from the dismal 08/09 campaign.

this would also lead to good draft position, leaving them in familiar territory and within striking distance to a better quarterback than what this year's crop offers.

here's hoping the lions pass on stafford and address the OL before anything else.
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:38 AM

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:28 AM

So today we learn how badly they messed up the uniforms and if the leaked logo is in fact the actual logo. (It probably is.)
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:19 AM

1. Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest
20. Peria Jerry DT Ole Miss
33. Max Unger C/G Oregon
65. Duke Robinson G Arkansas
81. Macho Harris CB Virginia Tech
137. Terrance Taylor DT Michigan
174. P.J. Hill RB Wisconsin
192. Sammie Stroughter WR/KR Oregon State
255. Daniel Holtzclaw LB Eastern Michigan

That is my wish list.. Curry would solidify our LB Corps.. Peria would add some great depth, Possible starter at DT along with Cohen,5-0,Grady. Unger/Duke can fight it out for the Starting G and Backup G spot.. Macho Harris is a physical hands on Corner, good against the run.. Terrance is a big strong hog can handle double teams. PJ is a nice big thumper who can punish defenses. Sammie is a great kick returner. and Daniel is very instinctful LB'er who will end up being a heart and soul type special teamer.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:20 AM

QUOTE (betterREDthandead @ April 20, 2009 - 05:28AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So today we learn how badly they messed up the uniforms and if the leaked logo is in fact the actual logo. (It probably is.)


I am not aware of this news. Where did you read or hear that?

EDIT: Never mind...I found it.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:13 AM

I read a Lions article in the Freep today and I have to agree with it. It talked about how the draft gets closer it just seems like a no win situation.

-Stafford excites me, and on the other hand he doesn't. My one side tells me if he would have stayed in school he would probably be drafted above Bradford, McCoy, etc. He also reminds me of John Elway. My other side tells me he has had one good season (remember Akili Smith?), and well the Lions have been a death trap for these kind of guys (Ware, Harrington, etc).

-Smith from Bama has red flags all over him. I would be pissed if they took that fat boy. According to most those other OL's are good, but don't compare to Jake Long, Joe Thomas, etc so it seems like you are not getting full value.

-Sanchez reminds me of Matt Leinart in every way possible.

-I would love Curry, but who drafts a LB at number 1?

Uggghhhh Lions!!!!!!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:22 AM

We need Eugene Monroe!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:42 AM

I just watched the presser. It is the logo that Matt made bigger a page or two back.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:45 AM

So, the leaked logo is the logo, and what Matt put up is 98% accurate, except for some added detail on the fringes of the mane and more detailed claws, which basically just wouldn't have come through on the small resolution stuff that was there to work with.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:59 AM

Nothing anyone would be able to see on the players apart from close ups anyways. I wasn't particularly offended by it, the Honolulu Blue is still there, I guess that's something they didn't feel they had the right to deface. tongue.gif
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:06 PM

It's driving me crazy that they describe the new unis in the articles but don't post pictures. Honestly it doesn't sound promising. I like block numbers.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (betterREDthandead @ April 20, 2009 - 11:06AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's driving me crazy that they describe the new unis in the articles but don't post pictures. Honestly it doesn't sound promising. I like block numbers.


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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (mannysBETTER3434 @ April 20, 2009 - 01:29PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Ahh. Well, the numbers are a little weird, but I could get used to them. The News article implied the jersey would lose the stripes and get "more refined piping" which to me sounds awful because I hate piping except on baseball jerseys. There's no piping there. And the pant stripes are an improvement - I hated how they just slapped black outlines on the old stripes, it looked really dumb. I can live with this.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (betterREDthandead @ April 20, 2009 - 11:52AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ahh. Well, the numbers are a little weird, but I could get used to them. The News article implied the jersey would lose the stripes and get "more refined piping" which to me sounds awful because I hate piping except on baseball jerseys. There's no piping there. And the pant stripes are an improvement - I hated how they just slapped black outlines on the old stripes, it looked really dumb. I can live with this.


I'm with you there. I liked our old numbers, but I can see these new ones growing on me. I know earlier I said I didn't care if the logo/jerseys got a huge makeover, but now that I see these they are perfect. It doesn't change drastically, and the colors stay the same. Good idea.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:00 PM

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:07 AM

changes made were subtle enough to be in good taste. the blue didn't change as much as i thought it might, according to unconfirmed reports i heard a month or so ago. i, for one, appreciate that they kept with the overall honolulu blue theme. helmets will take some getting used to but after all, they are just unis... its not indicative of play on the field. hopefully this is one of several things that give this team a much needed shot in the arm.

i'd like jason smith with #1, or aaron curry... but taking a linebacker with the first overall pick seems a little unlikely. at the same time, we know what happened the last time a team made that decision... so i'm not against it.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:39 AM

QUOTE (spydrwebb @ April 21, 2009 - 09:07AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i'd like jason smith with #1, or aaron curry... but taking a linebacker with the first overall pick seems a little unlikely. at the same time, we know what happened the last time a team made that decision... so i'm not against it.

Aundray Bruce would seem like a great reason NOT to pick a linebacker - that being the last time a team picked a linebacker first overall.

Doesn't matter though. As long as they don't pick a quarterback. With McCoy and Tebow and probably Bradford being eligible next year, all of whom are better than Stafford right now, it'd be stupid and short-sighted to take a QB this year. The Lions are still going to have a top-five pick next year and somebody better will fall into their lap.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:12 AM

QUOTE (betterREDthandead @ April 21, 2009 - 07:39AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aundray Bruce would seem like a great reason NOT to pick a linebacker - that being the last time a team picked a linebacker first overall.

Doesn't matter though. As long as they don't pick a quarterback. With McCoy and Tebow and probably Bradford being eligible next year, all of whom are better than Stafford right now, it'd be stupid and short-sighted to take a QB this year. The Lions are still going to have a top-five pick next year and somebody better will fall into their lap.


You really think that about next year's QB's? I'm not sure about that besides Bradford, but heres how I look at those 3 guys.

-This isn't really fair to say, but who is a good pro QB from Oklahoma? People also bring up his "system", but I disagree with that.

-I do not see how Tebow will be a first round pick if guys are saying he will play someplace else in the NFL. Unless Loeffler really changes his slow release. I'm not sure if there is enough time for that because it took Loeffler over a season to change Henne's.

-I'm a big McCoy fan (he reminds me of Forcier). With that said I've never seen him throw a pass over 15 yards. He is very accurate though

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:39 AM

QUOTE (betterREDthandead @ April 21, 2009 - 09:39AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aundray Bruce would seem like a great reason NOT to pick a linebacker - that being the last time a team picked a linebacker first overall.

Doesn't matter though. As long as they don't pick a quarterback. With McCoy and Tebow and probably Bradford being eligible next year, all of whom are better than Stafford right now, it'd be stupid and short-sighted to take a QB this year. The Lions are still going to have a top-five pick next year and somebody better will fall into their lap.


ok, i thought i recall the last LB taken first overall becoming a pro bowl regular... must have been a different draft. thanks for the correction.

either way, they should go OL so i suppose this is all a moot point. jason smith, PLEASE.

i agree completely with the QB situation... better options in '10.

won't happen but if by some stroke of luck this guy drops to the 3rd round, i'd spend one of our picks on him - i know, crazy thought because we have better chances of all four seasons of weather in one day... one can still dream.

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